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Whenever I try to apply certain formats to specific sections of a document, it ends up affecting the majority of the document. For example, say I want one of paragraphs to be double spaced. I'll highlight the paragraph, hit Double Space, and it will be applied to the whole document. This happens with bullets points and centering as well. I'll try to apply bullets to a highlighted section, but instead the bullet goes to the top of the page and indents everything.

I'm in the Normal style, so I don't believe it's a matter of unchecking "Automatically Update". Also, I don't have this problem with Font, Bold, Italic, etc.

Any ideas how to fix this? Thanks!
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In the Modify Style dialog box, look for an option that says "Update automatically." Since I'm not using Word for Mac, I can't give more specific advice, I'm afraid.
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In the Modify Style dialog box, look for an option that says "Update automatically." Since I'm not using Word for Mac, I can't give more specific advice, I'm afraid.
To clarify, uncheck the checkbox to prevent Word from automatically updating globally. (Stefan, correct me if I'm wrong.) However, as a convenience, you don't need to uncheck the box if, after you apply the change, you press Ctrl-Z to undo. This is because when you apply the change, Word performs a two-step process that looks like it's a single process: 1) it applies the change to the individual paragraph and then 2) it applies the change globally. When you undo, you're undoing the global change. I just read this on a forum, but I can't find it now :-)
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